This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A good quality Regency mahogany boat shaped Canterbury, having elegant turned upright supports and one well figured frieze drawer raised on elegant turned legs.

The name Canterbury is believed to have originated for these articles when the Duke of Canterbury originally commissioned a similar item with both horizontal and vertical divisions that could be rolled around on its castors to have cutlery stored in towards the end of the 18th century.

This design was quickly adapted to allow for sheet music and canterburies continued to be produced throughout the 19th century for this purpose.

Nowadays of course they make the perfect spot to store those magazines and newspapers which are cluttering up the room and come in a huge variety of forms, timbers, qualities, shapes and sizes.

This particular example is elegant and constructed from well figured mahogany. The overall  condition is good with no structural defects to speak of.

Circa 1820

Height - 19.5in
Width - 17.5in
Depth - 13in

Stock number

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)